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Poster: hippie64 Date: Dec 4, 2009 10:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: check out the new tattoo ( Dead related )

deadhead forever right here!

This stealie tat I had drilled in my arm 15 yrs. ago, is a lesson in letting the professional's take care of delicate things like GD tatoos.
It was put on me w/ a homemade gun and drawn up by a drunk amatuer. The gun was an old pen body, cassette motor and a rather heavy guitar string. He did get the mumber of teeth right in the skull as well as the lightning bolt. I was this guns first and only victim.
Thank god I had it put on the inside of my arm (come to find one of the most painful places to get tat'd)
After assembling the gun and making ink out of shampoo cigarette ashes, and god knows what else, he tightened his grip and went for the first line and proceed to slice my arm open like a bucther. There was no stopping , He finished and it was a disaster, Thank God I didn't get gangrene LOL Four trips to a professional and its finally starting to look like something other than a patch of scar tissue.
Yours looks fabulous and bit sore perhaps at the bottom where the tissue is softer, Keep that ointment on it and no picking or scrathing. Later

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Dec 4, 2009 1:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: check out the new tattoo ( Dead related )

That story cracked my up big time, nice imagery!!

Glad it worked out in the end.

I myself am happily tattooless, I do have my share of scars though.